This Spa Uses A Magic Mineral In New Ways

It turns out, Marilyn Monroe had it all wrong. Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend. No, no. They are a woman's best friend. What's the difference you ask? Well, "girl" implies youth and "woman" implies maturity, and when it comes to the best use for diamonds (in our opinion), it's their anti-aging benefits that make them truly precious.

Diamonds have been used in the spa for some time now. Microdermabrasion with a diamond-tipped wand helps exfoliate and resurface the skin for a more glowing complexion. So while diamond facials are standard; diamond-infused full-body treatments are now all the rage and can be harder to come by.

Luckily, we found one worth writing home about. The 90-minute Diamond Perfection ($285) is a skin-transforming, head-to-toe treatment that polishes the body with microcrystals of diamonds, fresh water pearls and quartz crystal to create totally retexturized skin. Offered at the Silver Rain, a La Prairie Spa located at The Ritz-Carlton on Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman, this spa is secluded-and that's exactly why spa-goers and privacy-craving guests go there. The Ritz-Carlton is all about exclusivity, but there's also an air of relaxed tranquility that's evident throughout the property, and in no place is that vibe more present than at the Silver Rain. The spa also specializes in serious indulgences and has a section on the menu dedicated to it; try the 3.5-hour Total Escape to take your relaxation experience up a notch.

And remember, it's grown women that need diamonds most, the girls are doing just fine.